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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.


STARTUP STAGE: HiBnb helps travelers find cannabis-friendly accommodations and activities
STARTUP STAGE: HiBnb helps travelers find cannabis-friendly accommodations and activities
By Jill Menze | April 14, 2021
HiBnb is a marketplace dedicated to the growing cannabis community, providing accommodation and... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Golightly is a members-only home-sharing club for women
By Jill Menze | April 12, 2021
Golightly is a private travel club for women providing a safer space to list and book vacation rentals... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Tier acquires Makery to establish central Europe hub for e-scooters
By Linda Fox | April 9, 2021
Tier plans to launch is e-scooters in Budapest following its acquisition of software development... Read More
News | Startups
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Bob W tops up seed round with €6M for apartment rental concept
By Linda Fox | April 8, 2021
Bob W plans to develop its technology stack and add further apartments following its latest... Read More
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Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
By Mitra Sorrells | April 7, 2021
Port connects users with guides around the world who enable them to experience destinations and... Read More
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Saudi Arabian startup Gazal raises $2M to expand micromobility services
By Mitra Sorrells | April 6, 2021
Gazal offers dockless bikes and e-scooters in cities around Saudi Arabia and plans to expand... Read More
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Eola activates €2.3M investment round for experiences tech
Eola activates €2.3M investment round for experiences tech
By Kevin May | April 6, 2021
The seed investment round was led by Pentech Ventures and supported by Techstars and other unnamed... Read More
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Short-term rental noise-monitoring solution NoiseAware raises $8M
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2021
The company will use the capital to accelerate product innovation, expand internationally and explore... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Ticknovate is a new ticketing solution for attractions and ferries
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2021
 Founded in March 2019, Ticknovate is a ticketing solution to handle complex inventories and is... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Apaleo adds €4.5M in Series A investment in hotel technology
By Linda Fox | April 1, 2021
Apaleo says it has continued to grow and gain customers despite the pandemic.... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More
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